The red grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Ampelakiotiko, Ampelakiotiko Mavro and Stavromavro. The parentage is unknown. The medium to late ripening vine produces spicy red wines with moderate alcohol and acidity. It will be in the region Thessaly Cultivated at the foot of Mount Olympus, where they are cultivated with the varieties Krassato and Xinomavro in POP red wine Rapsani is allowed. In 2010, 11 hectares of vineyards were reported with a downward trend; ten years earlier it was 104 hectares (Kym Anderson ).